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. >> i think every member here knows the purpose of the district government having control over our budget. >> reporter: phil mendelson introduced a bill on tuesday with all council members on board. that would basically allow voters to approve a change in the district's charter that would block federal control. >> we believe that is what it would do. the congress in the united states has a final say to vote the referendum up or down and hope that they will decide to take it back. >> reporter: the plan could not only give d.c. leaders full control of the budget, but also keep federal budget issues separate. >> it would keep federal disagreements over whatever issues are unrelated to the district government that result in a threat of or actual shutdown of the district government. the federal government tries to work out the disagreements. >> reporter: on the hill, congresswoman eleanor holmes norton made progress on budget autonomy. the council continues to support the efforts but believe that it's time to try something new. >> it allows us to produce a clean bill on our own. >> repo
in violence to supress is speech. under the first amend thement, the government has a duty not to effectuate the hechteler's veto and intent on suppressing speech. the government's duty in roll error very to protect the speaker and uphold our freedom for free speech. >> clearly, robert, courts in two cities have agreed with your assertion. you did represent the blogger who wanted to get tho up. what city is next? >> they have been up in san francisco, up in new york. she had similar ads in miami and washington, d.c. there have not been the terrorist attacks and what city is next? whatever she wants to go to. >> and not filing a lawsuit any time soon. >> there is always going to be lawsuit when is the government violates the constitution rights. the cities that put them up without restricts and have their have not been lawsuits, obviously. they're protecting the rights of freedom of speech. >> okay. >> the city is going to prohibit as in washington, d.c., they will likely be sued again and i suspect we'll win again. >> robert muse on the phone with us. good to you have here, sir. >> and thank
on domestic issues, healthcare, the fiscal crisis, unemployment rate and taxes and the role of government and governing style. pollsters said mitt romney has to win big tonight. >> he's no longer winning the question on who will do best on the economy. he's got to win that question. >> reporter: with early voting underway in 35 states, governor romney and president obama are frying to capture the -- trying to capture the attention of those voters who remain undecided. >> i have my reasons for -- and do i want to see a better economy or lose rights. that is how i look at it. >> reporter: when the final question is answered, both candidates will have two minutes r closing statements and then the debate about the debate when they will come to cameraand spend the night events. >> let me quickly ask you about the crowd or audience. is that join to the public in. >> this is by invitation only. people invited to the campaigns and the students here. the crowd is told to stay out of it, unlike many of the presidential debates in the gop primaries where the crowd got involveed and that is not -- t
for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. we can't afford four more years. number of students that wea lot of problehave.th the... resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female
, $3.60. john townsend, the manager of government&affairs joins us. it's always great to see you. thanks for coming in. >> great seeing you, shawn. >> reporter: the summer driving season is over. replaced and the price of crude is down. why aren't we seeing the prices drop in the northeast like the rest of the country? >> you summed it up nicely, shawn. one reason for this is the unfoe seen shortages in terms of the refineries are not at full capacity or haven't made the full transition to making the winter blends from the summer blends. >> oh,. >> and there is some glitches. you're seeing a spike in prices for both coasts and for seven weeks in a row, we have had prices increasing day over day over day and we have never seen anything like this this time of the year. the most expensive august on record. >> tell me about it. cost me $85 to fill up my truck and we're talking about the coasts seeing the problems and the refiners are along the coast line y. is it taking long for the lower prices to trickle out to us? >> well, one reason is the capacity problem and short supplies and
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